October 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Tuesday. In Kansas v. Nebraska and Colorado the court is tasked with deciding whether Nebraska violated a compact apportioning the waters of the Republican River between Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado, and, if so, what relief is appropriate to ...[read more]
February 20, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the Third Judicial District Court of Nebraska on Wednesday struck down a law that allowed the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to pass through the state. The law, LB 1161 was passed by the Nebraska legislature in 2012 and amended the Major Oil Pipeline Siting Act (MOPSA) allowing an ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Residents of Fremont, Nebraska, voted on Tuesday to reaffirm Ordinance 5165, which prohibits harboring, hiring or renting to undocumented immigrants. The law was initially approved in 2010, but its implementation was delayed during a federal lawsuit over the law's constitutionality. Last year a t... ...[read more]
September 26, 2013
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Amy Miller of the ACLU Nebraska discusses the recent challenge to Nebraska's ban on same-sex couple's rights to adopt and serve as foster parents...Those practicing in family law—no matter which state you're in—are used to one simple formulation in cases involving ch... ...[read more]
August 27, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging a Nebraska policy banning gay and lesbian people from becoming foster parents. The complaint was filed at a state court in Lincoln on behalf of three same-sex couples who claim the policy violates their right to equal ...[read more]
June 30, 2013
by Blake Lynch
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Friday ruled that a Fremont, Nebraska ordinance that bans renting to undocumented immigrants is constitutional. The panel held that the ordinance does not have an "impermissible effect by removing a class of aliens from the ...[read more]
June 24, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On June 24, 1947, US President Harry Truman appointed two state court justices to serve on a military tribunal for the punishment of war crimes in Germany. President Truman selected Edward Carter, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of Nebraska, and Curtis Shake, a former judge of the ...[read more]
June 12, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Nebraska filed a lawsuit Monday against Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles challenging the governor's decision to deny driver's licenses to young people who have been legally authorized to remain ...[read more]
April 12, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On April 12, 2010, Nebraska's unicameral legislature voted 40-9 to approve the Women's Health Protection Act, a bill that required an elevated level of informed consent and physician assessment of women seeking abortions in the state. The bill required physicians to ascertain whether women have ...[read more]
December 19, 2012
by Kyle Webster
On December 19, 2007, leaders of the Lakota people, a part of the Sioux Nation, traveled to Washington and withdrew from the Treaty of Fort Laramie of 1851 and the Treaty of Fort Laramie of 1868, forming the independent Republic of Lakotah. These two treaties gave areas of the Black Hills in North ...[read more]

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